Region VII All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Committee Presents


Tinley Park Convention Center – September 20, 2019
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477


6:30 – 7:30
Early Bird Session – Stop the Bleed. Click here for details »
Limited to 50 participants.

7:00 – 7:50
Registration and Breakfast. Music provided by the Joliet American Legion Band.
Dr. James Doherty – Conference Moderator

7:50 – 8:00
National Anthem – Jim Cornelison

8:00 – 8:50
Annual Gary J. Merlotti Memorial Keynote Address
Dr. Anthony Lukin – Implications of the New Terrorist Threats.

8:55 – 9:45
Dr. Mike McCormick – Advanced Warning: Hot Topics on Drugs

9:45 – 10:05

10:05 – 10:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session A: Kim Klockow – Helping People Survive Tornadoes
Session B: Kevin Bernard – Patient Reunification
Session C: Panel Discussion – Jason’s Journey: Traumatic Brain Injury
Session D: Connie Mattera – EMS is Special

11:00 – 12:00
Lunch – Music provided by Katie Wolf

12:05 – 12:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session E: Dr. John Santaniello – Trauma: Case by Case
Session F: Lori Butler, RN – Nurse Analysis Legal Review
Session G: Dr. Liz Regan – Hospital Emergency Preparedness
Session H: Stop the Bleed Practice Session – for Stop the Bleed Attendees Only

1:00 – 1:50
Mike Clumpner – Novel Wounding at Hostile Mass Casualty Event and Best Practice Medical Care

1:50 – 2:10
Break / Snack

2:10 – 3:00
Ntasiah Shaw – Ferguson Riots

3:00 – 3:55
Dr. James P. Cole – Chaos in the Moroccan Desert

3:55 – 4:00
Closing Remarks



Trauma Coordinators:
Dana Arseneau, Michelle Dace, Kathleen Geiger, Megan Lynch, Leslie Livett, and Jessica McManimen.

Activity Director: James Doherty, MD

Event Assistant: Marilyn Zanelli

A special thank you to: Stephanie L. Whitten, EMT-P, CHEC III EMS/Emergency Disaster Management Coordinator Advocate South Suburban Hospital for organizing the STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM, and The Joliet American Legion Band for their participation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and assess the emergency preparedness responder’s roles and responsibilities during a mass casualty event.
  • Describe the importance and indications for utilizing hemorrhage control, protective equipment, and incident management planning.
  • Recognize the need for planning and education for all emergency responders to a mass casualty event, due to increased incidence of mass casualty type incidents.

Format: Lecture

Target Audience:
All Physicians, CERTS, Emergency Management Agency Representatives, Emergency Medicine Physicians, EMS Personnel, Hospital Staff, MRC, Pediatricians, Police and Fire Department Personnel, Public Health Staff, Red Cross, Registered Nurses and Trauma Surgeons, Mental Health Professionals, and Faith-based Organizations.

Commercial Support:
There is no commercial support for this activity.

Financial Support:
This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.